Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 13,122 14,547 17,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.19% 15.10% 15.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.67% 60.55% 62.45%
Number of salaries quoted 10,677 12,389 14,781
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.11% -2.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21,630 24,025 27,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.39% 24.95% 24.93%
Number of salaries quoted 17,196 20,079 22,847
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,000 £60,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -1 4,320 £40,000 +6.67% 622
North of England +1 2,926 £37,500 +11.94% 597
Midlands +1 1,837 £36,500 +4.29% 420
North West +3 1,701 £37,500 +7.14% 336
East of England +1 1,667 £37,500 -3.85% 323
South West +1 1,566 £37,500 +4.17% 330
West Midlands +4 1,174 £36,500 +4.29% 271
Yorkshire +2 1,063 £35,000 +7.69% 209
East Midlands -1 657 £36,500 +12.31% 149
Scotland -3 554 £36,500 -5.81% 98
Wales +1 254 £32,000 - 55
North East -11 162 £35,000 +7.69% 52
Northern Ireland +9 57 £27,500 -8.33% 8
Channel Islands -2 18 £29,500 -10.61% 4
Isle of Man +7 4 £36,250 -0.68% 2
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 5,713 (43.54%) Microsoft
2 5,125 (39.06%) Active Directory
3 4,774 (36.38%) Windows Server
4 3,743 (28.52%) Linux
5 3,497 (26.65%) VMware
6 2,858 (21.78%) SQL
7 2,802 (21.35%) Office 365
8 2,544 (19.39%) SQL Server
9 2,474 (18.85%) Microsoft Azure
10 2,299 (17.52%) ITIL
11 2,153 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2,075 (15.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 2,043 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
14 1,968 (15.00%) Windows 10
15 1,953 (14.88%) Windows 7
16 1,926 (14.68%) Microsoft Office
17 1,845 (14.06%) C#
18 1,755 (13.37%) Firewall
19 1,740 (13.26%) Windows Server 2008
20 1,641 (12.51%) .NET
21 1,632 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
22 1,571 (11.97%) MS Exchange
23 1,563 (11.91%) DNS
24 1,556 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 1,552 (11.83%) PowerShell
26 1,550 (11.81%) Hyper-V
27 1,468 (11.19%) Finance
28 1,449 (11.04%) Cisco
29 1,427 (10.87%) Degree
30 1,420 (10.82%) Amazon AWS

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,571 (11.97%) MS Exchange
2 852 (6.49%) IIS
3 737 (5.62%) SharePoint
4 548 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 425 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 347 (2.64%) Skype for Business
7 240 (1.83%) Apache
8 218 (1.66%) Confluence
9 154 (1.17%) Tomcat
10 141 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 139 (1.06%) JBoss
12 117 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
13 105 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
14 99 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
15 84 (0.64%) nginx
15 84 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
16 82 (0.62%) WebSphere
17 78 (0.59%) CMS
18 73 (0.56%) OpenStack
19 72 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1,926 (14.68%) Microsoft Office
2 315 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 194 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 114 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 72 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 12 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.091%) Simulink
10 10 (0.076%) AutoCAD
11 7 (0.053%) Stateflow
12 6 (0.046%) TargetLink
13 5 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.038%) PTC Creo
13 5 (0.038%) SOLIDWORKS
13 5 (0.038%) Windchill
14 4 (0.030%) InDesign
14 4 (0.030%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 80 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 30 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 21 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.084%) assyst
6 11 (0.084%) Magento
7 10 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.069%) Sage 200
8 9 (0.069%) SAP S/4HANA
9 8 (0.061%) Unit4 Business World
9 8 (0.061%) Workfront
10 7 (0.053%) Sage CRM
11 6 (0.046%) Carpe Diem
11 6 (0.046%) Documaker
11 6 (0.046%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.046%) Oracle BPM
11 6 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
11 6 (0.046%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 2,802 (21.35%) Office 365
2 2,474 (18.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,420 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
4 319 (2.43%) IaaS
5 268 (2.04%) SaaS
6 263 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 214 (1.63%) PaaS
8 144 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 139 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
10 137 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 133 (1.01%) GitHub
12 120 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
13 102 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 90 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 87 (0.66%) Mimecast
16 83 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
17 78 (0.59%) G Suite
18 66 (0.50%) Serverless
19 62 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
20 48 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,755 (13.37%) Firewall
2 1,563 (11.91%) DNS
3 1,338 (10.20%) TCP/IP
4 1,174 (8.95%) DHCP
5 1,086 (8.28%) LAN
6 1,023 (7.80%) WAN
7 848 (6.46%) SAN
8 775 (5.91%) VPN
9 505 (3.85%) Network Security
10 501 (3.82%) Internet
11 497 (3.79%) VoIP
12 392 (2.99%) VLAN
13 345 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
14 330 (2.51%) Wireless
15 306 (2.33%) Skype
16 227 (1.73%) SSL
17 193 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
18 191 (1.46%) HTTP
19 160 (1.22%) MPLS
20 141 (1.07%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,544 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 576 (4.39%) MySQL
3 240 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 236 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 232 (1.77%) Oracle Database
6 230 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 194 (1.48%) Big Data
8 192 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 178 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 174 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
11 158 (1.20%) NoSQL
12 140 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
13 135 (1.03%) MongoDB
14 130 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
15 125 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
16 90 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
17 78 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
18 77 (0.59%) Hadoop
19 74 (0.56%) RDBMS
20 64 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 752 (5.73%) Git (software)
2 536 (4.08%) JIRA
2 536 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 529 (4.03%) Jenkins
4 316 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 236 (1.80%) TeamCity
6 224 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 219 (1.67%) Subversion
8 180 (1.37%) Selenium
9 167 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 128 (0.98%) Bitbucket
11 92 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
12 69 (0.53%) NUnit
13 64 (0.49%) Cucumber
14 62 (0.47%) Vagrant
15 61 (0.46%) Eclipse
15 61 (0.46%) MSI
16 49 (0.37%) Maven
17 46 (0.35%) GoCD
18 42 (0.32%) SoapUI
General
1 1,468 (11.19%) Finance
2 487 (3.71%) Retail
3 397 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 294 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 275 (2.10%) Legal
6 252 (1.92%) Marketing
7 194 (1.48%) Law
8 185 (1.41%) Electronics
9 181 (1.38%) Banking
10 151 (1.15%) Games
11 119 (0.91%) Automotive
12 115 (0.88%) Back Office
13 100 (0.76%) Aerospace
14 73 (0.56%) Advertising
15 65 (0.50%) Military
16 59 (0.45%) French Language
17 54 (0.41%) Investment Banking
18 49 (0.37%) German Language
19 47 (0.36%) Publishing
20 24 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,244 (17.10%) Analyst
2 1,673 (12.75%) Support Engineer
3 1,576 (12.01%) Developer
4 1,213 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,193 (9.09%) IT Support
6 1,046 (7.97%) Support Analyst
7 825 (6.29%) IT Engineer
8 752 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 621 (4.73%) Software Engineer
10 613 (4.67%) Administrator
11 599 (4.56%) IT Analyst
12 597 (4.55%) .NET Developer
13 591 (4.50%) Desktop Support
14 565 (4.31%) Service Analyst
15 522 (3.98%) IT Support Engineer
16 516 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
17 494 (3.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 455 (3.47%) C# Developer
19 452 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
20 441 (3.36%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,641 (12.51%) .NET
2 795 (6.06%) HTML
3 630 (4.80%) Web Services
4 625 (4.76%) CSS
5 577 (4.40%) ASP.NET
6 466 (3.55%) .NET Framework
7 437 (3.33%) XML
8 400 (3.05%) WPF
9 368 (2.80%) AngularJS
10 316 (2.41%) jQuery
11 314 (2.39%) WinForms
12 284 (2.16%) Node.js
13 276 (2.10%) REST
14 273 (2.08%) WCF
15 265 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
16 253 (1.93%) SOAP
17 240 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
18 225 (1.71%) HTML5
19 223 (1.70%) JSON
20 199 (1.52%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 896 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 810 (6.17%) Data Centre
3 660 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
4 592 (4.51%) Management Information System
5 580 (4.42%) Computer Science
6 340 (2.59%) Driving Licence
7 273 (2.08%) Clustering
8 246 (1.87%) Replication
9 208 (1.59%) Public Cloud
10 205 (1.56%) Private Cloud
11 171 (1.30%) PKI
12 166 (1.27%) Mobile App
13 155 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 151 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
15 150 (1.14%) User Experience
16 139 (1.06%) Blackberry
17 136 (1.04%) Fat Client
17 136 (1.04%) Thin Client
18 134 (1.02%) Client/Server
19 128 (0.98%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4,774 (36.38%) Windows Server
2 3,743 (28.52%) Linux
3 2,075 (15.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 1,968 (15.00%) Windows 10
5 1,953 (14.88%) Windows 7
6 1,740 (13.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 963 (7.34%) Unix
8 588 (4.48%) Windows 8
9 459 (3.50%) Android
10 418 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 409 (3.12%) Apple iOS
12 329 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 253 (1.93%) Mac OS X
14 232 (1.77%) Windows XP
15 218 (1.66%) CentOS
16 162 (1.23%) Ubuntu
17 149 (1.14%) Mac OS
18 109 (0.83%) Solaris
19 103 (0.78%) AIX
20 86 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,299 (17.52%) ITIL
2 2,043 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1,632 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
4 1,556 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,051 (8.01%) Software Engineering
6 1,043 (7.95%) DevOps
7 720 (5.49%) Service Management
8 672 (5.12%) Project Management
9 649 (4.95%) Incident Management
10 632 (4.82%) Mentoring
11 616 (4.69%) MVC
12 566 (4.31%) Test Automation
13 562 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
14 560 (4.27%) Scrum
15 536 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
16 502 (3.83%) Service Delivery
17 491 (3.74%) Information Security
17 491 (3.74%) Migration
18 487 (3.71%) TDD
19 455 (3.47%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2,858 (21.78%) SQL
2 1,845 (14.06%) C#
3 1,552 (11.83%) PowerShell
4 1,164 (8.87%) JavaScript
5 952 (7.25%) Java
6 947 (7.22%) Python
7 876 (6.68%) C++
8 530 (4.04%) C
9 481 (3.67%) Bash Shell
10 402 (3.06%) T-SQL
11 293 (2.23%) PHP
12 262 (2.00%) Ruby
13 244 (1.86%) Perl
14 206 (1.57%) VB.NET
15 164 (1.25%) Shell Script
16 161 (1.23%) VB
17 142 (1.08%) VBScript
18 98 (0.75%) TypeScript
19 97 (0.74%) PL/SQL
20 59 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,427 (10.87%) Degree
2 1,235 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 845 (6.44%) Security Cleared
4 737 (5.62%) MCSE
5 594 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
6 486 (3.70%) CCNA
7 471 (3.59%) SC Cleared
8 457 (3.48%) MCSA
9 412 (3.14%) MCP
10 361 (2.75%) CISSP
11 329 (2.51%) DV Cleared
12 290 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
13 268 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
14 265 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 180 (1.37%) SANS
16 179 (1.36%) MCITP
17 174 (1.33%) CCNP
18 124 (0.94%) GIAC
19 116 (0.88%) SSCP
20 111 (0.85%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 915 (6.97%) SLA
2 431 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 366 (2.79%) QA
4 263 (2.00%) GDPR
5 206 (1.57%) PCI DSS
6 60 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 52 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 51 (0.39%) PMO
9 45 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 34 (0.26%) Data Quality
11 32 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 30 (0.23%) COBIT
13 17 (0.13%) FISMA
13 17 (0.13%) ISO 22301
14 16 (0.12%) ISO 14001
15 9 (0.069%) HL7
15 9 (0.069%) WAI
16 8 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 8 (0.061%) PSD2
17 7 (0.053%) DICOM
System Software
1 5,125 (39.06%) Active Directory
2 2,153 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,550 (11.81%) Hyper-V
4 507 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
5 471 (3.59%) vSphere
6 457 (3.48%) Docker
7 410 (3.12%) XenApp
8 295 (2.25%) XenDesktop
9 270 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
10 153 (1.17%) Terminal Services
11 145 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 137 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
13 122 (0.93%) Firmware
14 89 (0.68%) VirtualBox
15 85 (0.65%) XenServer
16 71 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
17 65 (0.50%) Xen
18 52 (0.40%) BitLocker
18 52 (0.40%) VMware NSX
19 49 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,104 (8.41%) SCCM
2 510 (3.89%) Ansible
3 489 (3.73%) Puppet
4 379 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
5 329 (2.51%) SCOM
6 213 (1.62%) Kubernetes
7 202 (1.54%) WSUS
8 175 (1.33%) vCenter Server
9 174 (1.33%) Terraform
10 122 (0.93%) Backup Exec
11 116 (0.88%) Nagios
12 99 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
13 96 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
14 94 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
15 92 (0.70%) Salt
16 89 (0.68%) SCVMM
17 88 (0.67%) NetBackup
18 80 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 79 (0.60%) vRealize
20 56 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5,713 (43.54%) Microsoft
2 3,497 (26.65%) VMware
3 1,449 (11.04%) Cisco
4 1,414 (10.78%) Citrix
5 797 (6.07%) Oracle
6 604 (4.60%) HP
7 352 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 337 (2.57%) Dell
9 336 (2.56%) Veeam
10 335 (2.55%) Apple
11 289 (2.20%) ServiceNow
12 279 (2.13%) NetApp
13 256 (1.95%) Symantec
14 231 (1.76%) IBM
15 225 (1.71%) Google
16 199 (1.52%) SolarWinds
17 194 (1.48%) EMC
17 194 (1.48%) Sophos
18 184 (1.40%) McAfee
19 180 (1.37%) Remedy